Work has been done to provide MariaDB via the Homebrew package manager, which has been described as the missing package manager for Mac OS X. Once you have installed Homebrew (with the command line brew), all you have to do is:

brew update

Compiling MariaDB

You can then run searches (brew search mariadb) , and if you would like to get more information about it, you could do: brew info mariadb. When you're ready to install MariaDB, simply execute:

brew install mariadb

As of MariaDB 5.2.6, it will pull in readline, and the output will be similar to below:

lovegood:~ byte$ brew install mariadb
Warning: It appears you have Macports or Fink installed
Software installed with other package managers causes known problems for
Homebrew. If formula fail to build uninstall Macports/Fink and reinstall any
affected formula.
Also installing dependencies: readline
==> Downloading ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/readline-6.2.tar.gz
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Downloading patches
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Patching
patching file vi_mode.c
patching file callback.c
==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.2.1 --mandir=/usr/local/Ce
==> make install
==> Caveats
This formula is keg-only, so it was not symlinked into /usr/local.

OS X provides the BSD libedit library, which shadows libreadline.
In order to prevent conflicts when programs look for libreadline we are
defaulting this GNU Readline installation to keg-only.


Generally there are no consequences of this for you.
If you build your own software and it requires this formula, you'll need
to add its lib & include paths to your build variables:

  LDFLAGS: -L/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.2.1/lib
  CPPFLAGS: -I/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.2.1/include
==> Summary
/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.2.1: 32 files, 2.1M, built in 31 seconds
==> Downloading http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/mariadb/mariadb-5.2.6/kvm-tarbake-jaun
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> ./configure --without-docs --without-debug --disable-dependency-tracking --p
==> make install
==> Caveats
Set up databases with:
    unset TMPDIR
    mysql_install_db

If this is your first install, automatically load on login with:
    cp /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/com.mysql.mysqld.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    launchctl load -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.mysql.mysqld.plist

If this is an upgrade and you already have the com.mysql.mysqld.plist loaded:
    launchctl unload -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.mysql.mysqld.plist
    cp /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/com.mysql.mysqld.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    launchctl load -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.mysql.mysqld.plist

Note on upgrading:
    We overwrite any existing com.mysql.mysqld.plist in ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    if we are upgrading because previous versions of this brew created the
    plist with a version specific program argument.

Or start manually with:
    mysql.server start
Warning: m4 macros were installed to "share/aclocal".
Homebrew does not append "/usr/local/share/aclocal"
to "/usr/share/aclocal/dirlist". If an autoconf script you use
requires these m4 macros, you'll need to add this path manually.
==> Summary
/usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6: 231 files, 44M, built in 10.9 minutes
lovegood:~ byte$

Installing MariaDB

Once that is complete, you need to do the following:

unset TMPDIR
mysql_install_db

When you run mysql_install_db, you will see the following output:

lovegood:~ byte$ mysql_install_db 
Installing MariaDB/MySQL system tables in '/usr/local/var/mysql' ...
OK
Filling help tables...
OK

To start mysqld at boot time you have to copy
support-files/mysql.server to the right place for your system

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SET A PASSWORD FOR THE MariaDB root USER !
To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands:

/usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
/usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h lovegood.local password 'new-password'

Alternatively you can run:
/usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/bin/mysql_secure_installation

which will also give you the option of removing the test
databases and anonymous user created by default.  This is
strongly recommended for production servers.

See the MariaDB knowledge or the MySQL manual for more instructions.

You can start the MariaDB daemon with:
cd /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6 ; /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir=/usr/local/var/mysql

You can test the MariaDB daemon with mysql-test-run.pl
cd /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/mysql-test ; perl mysql-test-run.pl

Please report any problems with the /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/bin/mysqlbug script!

The latest information about MariaDB is available at http://www.askmonty.org/.
You can find additional information about the MySQL part at:
http://dev.mysql.com
Support MariaDB development by buying support/new features from
Monty Program Ab. You can contact us about this at sales@askmonty.org.
Alternatively consider joining our community based development effort:
http://askmonty.org/wiki/index.php/MariaDB#How_can_I_participate_in_the_development_of_MariaDB

lovegood:~ byte$

Starting MariaDB

Once that is complete, and if you are running this in a production instance, please remember to run mysql_secure_installation. If you're just testing it, follow the instructions to start it out:

lovegood:~ byte$ cd /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6 ; /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.2.6/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir=/usr/local/var/mysql
110614 20:27:38 mysqld_safe Logging to '/usr/local/var/mysql/lovegood.local.err'.
chown: /usr/local/var/mysql/lovegood.local.err: Operation not permitted
110614 20:27:38 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/var/mysql

And that's done! Now you can just run mysql -uroot and login.

Using MariaDB

lovegood:~ byte$ mysql -uroot
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 4
Server version: 5.2.6-MariaDB Source distribution

This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
and you are welcome to modify and redistribute it under the GPL v2 license

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]> SELECT VERSION();
+---------------+
| VERSION()     |
+---------------+
| 5.2.6-MariaDB |
+---------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]>

Upgrading MariaDB

First you need to update your brew installation. You do this by issuing the brew update command. Next you simply run:

brew upgrade mariadb

You may see error messages as follows if you are running OS X 10.7:

Warning: Your Xcode (4.3.3) is outdated
Please install Xcode 4.5.2.

You can safely ignore these errors and upgrade to 5.5.28 without issue.

Known Issues

Currently (5.3 series), the default compile has some engines that are missing. This is noted via:

MariaDB [(none)]> SHOW ENGINES;
+------------+---------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+------+------------+
| Engine     | Support | Comment                                                                                          | Transactions | XA   | Savepoints |
+------------+---------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+------+------------+
| MyISAM     | DEFAULT | Default engine as of MySQL 3.23 with great performance                                           | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| InnoDB     | YES     | XtraDB engine based on InnoDB plugin. Supports transactions, row-level locking, and foreign keys | YES          | YES  | YES        |
| CSV        | YES     | CSV storage engine                                                                               | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| MEMORY     | YES     | Hash based, stored in memory, useful for temporary tables                                        | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| MRG_MYISAM | YES     | Collection of identical MyISAM tables                                                            | NO           | NO   | NO         |
+------------+---------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+------+------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]>

Why are there no binaries for Mac on the download page

MariaDB is an open source project and to be able to provide binaries for a platform we need someone to:

  • Provide a Mac OSX buildbot slave where we can do the builds.
  • Help us creating proper Mac OSX packages.
  • Sponsor us with a Mac OSX machine for the builds.

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